Siblings to peck around ISU campus

Sibling Weekend is back at ISU and students are invited to bring the members of their families out for a weekend full of fun activities for families to enjoy together.

All kinds of events put on by campus partners will be taking place throughout this weekend that ISU families will not want to miss.

“There are a great variety of events for both older and younger siblings [this weekend],” Stephanie Duquenne, associate director for Alumni Relations, said.

The main draw of the weekend is the Gamma Phi Circus which is one of the most unique traditions we have at ISU, she said.

The 85th annual Gamma Phi Circus Spring Show will be at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Redbird Arena. The shows will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.  Saturday.  The circus shows will feature acrobats, tumblers, clowns and many more.

From 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, ISU students and their siblings also have the option to head to Freestyle FroYo with Dan Henig at Cherry Berry on Main St. Students will get $2 off their frozen yogurt, can participate in karaoke, as well as the chance to see Henig perform.

Students and siblings can get free caricatures of themselves from 1-4 p.m. Saturday on the second floor of the Bone Student Center.

From 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Saturday, University Program Board  will be hosting a screening of “Up!” on the Quad. UPB will provide popcorn, face painting and inflatables to those who sign waivers for their use. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the movie. The movie will begin at 7:45 p.m.

The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) will be holding a BBQ from 1-4 p.m. Sunday on the Quad and is free to all who go.

The Redbird baseball team will be playing against Webster University at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Duffy Bass Field. Admission is free for all who attend to the game.

“Sibling weekend is a time ISU students can bring their siblings and families to campus and highlight the great things happening at ISU,” Duquenne said.

“Our hope is that students get involved and enjoy the variety of programming throughout the weekend and experience their University with their family in a fun, new way,” she added.

Since the 1980s, Sibling Weekend has been used as a way for the University to welcome younger siblings, the next generation of Redbirds.

Visit Alumni.IllinoisState.Edu/Events/SiblingWeekend/ for a full list of events occurring or use the #RedbirdFamily hashtag on Facebook or Twitter this weekend.

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